Tell me I’m talented, if you like
And tell me I’m cute, if you must
But please tell me I’m sensitive
These thoughts have often recurred in my mind many times throughout my life. And I make reference to David with these thoughts knowing they ring utter truth and relevance.
There has been too much criticism about people being “sensitive”. My opinion is it is society that has become somewhat dysfunctional and emotionally retarded to understand and appreciate the beauty of sensitivities to enable the world to keep alive our human-ness and humaneness.
I have been watching this vid many times and observing David’s facial expressions while he sang. And I detect a multitude of sensitivities through his eyes … through the raising of his eyebrows … through the looks he gave to his enraptured audience: empathy … thankfulness … heart-to-heart connection … sharing of the moment … kindness … compassion for the world … understanding and concern … do I need to name more?
David has made Sensitivity into a way of living his life – he is responsive to all the dimensions of his body, mind and soul. There is no escaping his shining light which is so blinding. I believe sensitive people are more loving, genuine and honest than those who are not, or who do not allow themselves to be so.
I think the vid was taken on the day when David fell ill – but still carried on with the scheduled concert. His sensitivities of sharing and giving compassion have brought out the best in the people who have come out to watch him by helping him along to sing and cheering him on, even though they did not know most of the lyrics. I have never read any negative comments or complaints about the day when “David could not sing”. Everyone expressed only thoughts of empathy and understanding.
The most profound beauty of the Archies’ connection with David, other than his Voice, is the fact that it has made more people realise that it’s not just about the Music.
It has very much to do with the fact that we need more sensitive people like David in this world.
And may I add: “more sensitive men” too?? 😉 😉